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Falling asleep is easy for me.

Bedtime is a positive time of day. At that time, I turn off my mind and bid farewell to the world for some uninterrupted hours of rest. I value my sleep because that is when I gather my strength so I can face a new day with fresh ideas.

Prior to heading to bed, I take a relaxing warm shower or bath. I turn down the lights to create an atmosphere conducive to rest. In place of television, I opt for calming nature sounds or a good book to help me drift off to sleep.

Having a routine helps my body understand that bedtime is nearing. The more I follow my routine, the easier it is for me to fall asleep.

I take a moment to reflect upon my day. To do this, I focus on positive thoughts by replaying pleasant incidents. If I have done something wrong that day, I pray and ask for forgiveness so I can fall asleep free from guilt.

I enjoy restful sleep every night. Regardless of what I may be doing, I choose to make a stopping point for myself so I can head to bed peacefully.

When I close my eyes to sleep, I fall asleep quickly and easily. My desire to rest is stronger than the thoughts that arise when I close my eyes. With intentionality, I put these thoughts aside and make them wait until another time.

Today, I choose to go to sleep early and enjoy a full night of rest. I create an atmosphere conducive to sleeping and release myself from any pressures of the day.

Self-reflection Questions:

1. How can I better prepare myself prior to bed?
2. What can I do when thoughts pop into my mind as I am trying to drift off to sleep?
3. Why must I designate a stopping point for myself and make myself go to bed?

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About the Author Dianne Daniels

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and currently residing in Norwich, Connecticut, Dianne M. Daniels' mission is to empower women 50+ to Amplify their Self-Confidence, Deepen their Self-Knowledge, Inspire Creativity, and Glide into the next phase of their lives with the Power of Journaling, Affirmations, and Assessments.

You can learn how to use these time-tested, proven practices to create and manifest the life you want (and deserve) to live.

Dianne is an ordained Unitarian Universalist Minister with a Master of Divinity degree from Starr King School for the Ministry. She's an avid reader, a lover of old houses (she renovated an 1850s vintage Greek Revival home with her family) and has been journaling since the age of 9.

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